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One year on

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 0:31

Was the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as bad as feared?
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High cost

Monday, April 18th 2011, 23:01

The impact of Mexico's drugs war on the country's economy
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Mexico state police chief sacked

Monday, April 18th 2011, 0:51
related places: San Fernando, Tamaulipas

The head of security in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is replaced after the discovery of 145 bodies in mass graves in San Fernando.
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Mexico massacre suspect arrested

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 0:39
related places: Tamaulipas

Mexico's navy arrests the main suspect in the murder of 145 people whose bodies were found in mass graves in Tamaulipas state earlier this month.
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BP meeting sparks angry protests

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 17:49

Campaigners stage protests at BP's annual meeting, held a year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and as a key Russian deal lies in the balance.
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More mass graves found in Mexico

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 22:56
related places: Tamaulipas

Forensic experts in Mexico discovered more mass graves in the northwest of the country, as the number of bodies found in graves the northeastern state of Tamaulipas rises to 126.
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VIDEO: Mexico drug gang death toll mounts

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 9:42

The authorities in Mexico believe a drug gang formed by deserters from special forces is behind the worst massacres in the country's four year drugs war
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Cartel blamed for Mexico killings

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 22:20
related places: Tamaulipas

Mexican officials blame the Zetas drug cartel for killing 116 people whose bodies have been discovered in mass graves in a northern state.
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Opera composer Catan dies aged 62

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Mexican composer Daniel Catan, best known for his operatic adaptation of Italian film Il Postino for the Los Angeles Opera, dies aged 62.
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Mexico state security boss sacked

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 21:18
related places: Morelos

The general in charge of public security in the central Mexican state of Morelos has been sacked after the murder of seven young people triggered mass protests.
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Three dead in Acapulco shoot-out

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 0:28
related places: Acapulco

Security forces in Mexico say a soldier and two suspected gunmen have been killed in a shoot-out at a shopping centre in the beach resort of Acapulco.
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US official denies BP Gulf deal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 14:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US interior secretary Ken Salazar rejects claims that BP has reached an agreement to restart drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
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US oil spill executives get bonus

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 4:57
related countries: United States United States

Transocean, the firm which owned the rig that caused the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, gives top executives bonuses for its "best year" for safety.
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Thousands are missing in Mexico

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 1:56

A Mexican human rights group says more than 5,000 people have been reported missing since the war on drugs began.
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Mexican attorney general resigns

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:33

Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez resigns, after 18 months marked by the battle against violent drugs cartels.
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Reward of $5m for US agent death

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

A $5m (£3.1m) reward has been offered by the US government to find those responsible for a deadly attack on two US officials in Mexico.
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Clash of the tycoons

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:39

Mexican billionaires wrestle over television and phone markets
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Mexican media in drug war accord

Friday, March 25th 2011, 0:30

Mexican media organisations agree common guidelines on how to report the country's drug-related violence.
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Mexico confronts sexist language

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 23:47

Mexico publishes a manual to help government workers reduce the use of sexist language, in a nation renowned for its machismo.
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'Fake' Mayan statue sold for $4m

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 15:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Mayan sculpture that fetched 2.9m euros ($4.2m, £2.5m) at a Paris auction is a fake, Mexican officials claim.
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Mexico 'headed for strong growth'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 14:54

Mexico's Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero says his country is set for strong growth, with no signs investment is being harmed by concerns over drug violence.
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US ambassador to Mexico resigns

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

US Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual resigns after a row over leaked diplomatic cables in which he doubted Mexico's ability to tackle drug gangs.
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US drones tracking Mexico gangs

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

US unarmed drones have been flying over Mexico to gather intelligence on drugs cartels, the Mexican government confirms.
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Two Mexican children shot dead

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 8:47
related places: Acapulco

Two boys, aged six and two, are killed in the Mexican city of Acapulco as gunmen pursue a man through their house, officials say.
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Colombia rebel 'drug boss' killed

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 1:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's armed forces kill a Farc rebel leader, Oliver Solarte, who they say was the group's main contact with Mexico's drug cartels.
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Governor killed at Mexico prison

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 10:54
related places: Nuevo Laredo

The warden of a prison in Nuevo Laredo, which saw a mass escape last year, is stabbed to death during a routine inspection, Mexican officials say.
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US charges 10 in consulate deaths

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

Ten suspected Mexican gang members are charged in the US with the murders last year of three people with ties to an American consulate in Mexico.
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'Richest man's' wealth jumps 38%

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 22:46

Mexican Carlos Slim is again named as the world's richest person by Forbes magazine, as his wealth increases by more than a third.
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Mexico police chief seeks asylum

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:35
related countries: United States United States

Mexico's youngest police chief, Marisol Valles Garcia, is seeking asylum in the US after apparently receiving death threats, immigration officials confirm.
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Mexico justice film ban lifted

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 1:27

Mexican authorities lift a ban on a hit documentary Presumed Guilty that charts flaws in the country's justice system.
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Mexico gunbattles leave 18 dead

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 7:51
related places: Tamaulipas

Gunbattles between rival gangs in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas leave 18 people dead, officials say.
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VIDEO: Mexico police chief dismissed

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 2:32

A 20-year-old Mexican woman who gained worldwide attention when she took over as police chief last year in a town plagued by drug-related violence has been sacked for abandoning her post.
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Mexico police chief loses job

Monday, March 7th 2011, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

Police chief Marisol Valles Garcia, 20, hailed as Mexico's bravest woman, has lost her job after reportedly fleeing to the US to escape death threats.
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Mexico queries US gun operation

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:46
related countries: United States United States

Mexico asks the US for detailed information on a law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed guns to be smuggled across the border.
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Mexico soldiers on drug charges

Friday, March 4th 2011, 21:47

A military court in Mexico charges 13 soldiers with trafficking after arresting them allegedly carrying a tonne of methamphetamine and 30kg of cocaine.
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US and Mexico reach trucking deal

Friday, March 4th 2011, 0:03
related countries: United States United States

The US and Mexico reach a proposed deal to open US highways to Mexican trucks, raising hopes of an end to a 20-year dispute.
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Mexico's Calderon meeting Obama

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 17:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Calderon, Washington

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and US President Barack Obama are meeting at the White House, amid recent tension between the two nations.
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Rich pickings

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 10:05

World's reputed richest man opens free art gallery in Mexico
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Mexico: New mass grave uncovered

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 5:38
related places: Guerrero

Soldiers in Mexico have found at least 17 bodies in a grave in the southern state of Guerrero, which has been gripped by drug-related violence.
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US grants deepwater drill permit

Monday, February 28th 2011, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

The US grants the first new permit for deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's spill at a BP-owned oil well there.
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Two more held in US agent killing

Monday, February 28th 2011, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

Mexican authorities arrest two suspected leaders of the Zetas drug gang over the murder of US immigration agent Jaime Zapata.
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Headless bodies dumped in Mexico

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 2:00
related places: Nuevo Laredo

Four dead bodies with their heads severed are dumped in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, in the latest atrocity blamed on drugs gangs.
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Art for sale

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 1:20

Mexico's struggle to stem looting of historic sites
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Juarez cartel boss shot in Mexico

Friday, February 25th 2011, 2:09
related places: Juarez

One of the alleged leaders of Mexico's Juarez drug cartel, Luis Humberto Peralta Hernandez, is killed in a shoot-out with police, officials say.
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Mexico arrest in US agent killing

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

Mexican soldiers arrest a suspect in the murder last week of US immigration agent Jaime Zapata, officials say.
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US targets 70 'drug traffickers'

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 18:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sinaloa

The US Treasury Department lays financial sanctions against more than 70 alleged drug traffickers linked to Mexico's notorious Sinaloa cocaine cartel.
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Mexico report into mass kidnaps

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 10:52

More than 11,000 migrants were kidnapped, often by drug gangs, in Mexico during a six-month period in 2010, says the country's human rights body.
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US agent killed in Mexico buried

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

The US homeland security secretary hails the sacrifice of a US immigration agent killed in Mexico last week in a speech at his funeral.
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Mexican growth hits 10-year high

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 13:55

The Mexican economy grew by 5.5% last year, its fastest annual growth in 10 years, official figures show.
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Ciudad Juarez sees bloody weekend

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:07
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Mexico's most dangerous city, Ciudad Juarez, sees at least 40 murders in drug-related violence since Friday, officials say.
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Warning for Mexican Open players

Monday, February 21st 2011, 4:57
related places: Acapulco

Tennis players are warned about security ahead of the start of the Mexican Open in the troubled Pacific resort of Acapulco.
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Gulf spill 'devastated' sea life

Monday, February 21st 2011, 3:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Life

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill's effects on sealife will not be fully established for a decade, says a scientist at the AAAS science conference.
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